Posts Tagged ‘pos’
There are a number of different ways to track your work time, but for the majority of people, something like the free, cross-platform Klok is perfect for managing your workday, seeing how long your projects take, and tracking how you spend your time. More »
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The Best Time Tracking App for Windows [Windows App Directory]
Readers offer their best tips for keeping your USB cables safe, measuring out coffee in the morning, and hiding app purchases from iOS. More »
YouTube Link Title Tells You Where YouTube Links Lead, Lets You Watch Them Without Leaving the Current Page [User Scripts]
Chrome/Firefox/Safari (User Script): If you’re like me, you probably avoid most YouTube links because you don’t know what’s on the other end, and you don’t want to waste time finding out. User script YouTube Link Title saves you from NSFW videos, rickrolls, and things that just aren’t worth your time by warning you what’s on the other side. More »
Possess Your Coworkers’ Computer, Optimize Your Trick or Treating, and Make Movie-Quality Fake Blood [Video]
Welcome to Lifehacker’s Halloween special. On this week’s episode, we’re convincing your coworker that her computer is possessed, optimizing Trick or Treating with special candy codes, making movie-quality fake blood with household items, and more. Step inside for Lifehacker’s Halloween spooktacular. More »
YouTube user Martin Craig shows us an easy way to shuck corn without having do deal with messy corn silk threads—just microwave each ear for four minutes, cut the end off, and slide the corn out as shown in the video above. More »
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Microwaving Corn Cobs Makes Them Easier to Shuck [Video]
A Bulgarian training bag is a great exercise tool to increase muscular endurance and general fitness. Originally developed for Olympic Greco-Roman wrestlers, the bag has a wide range of exercises including anything you can do with a shoulder-loaded barbell. Commercial Bulgarian bags cost around $250, but you can make your own for around $20 with a large tire inner tube, zip ties, duct tape, and wood pellets.
Make and Use a Bulgarian Training Bag [Video]
Looking for a new place to eat in a new town, or want to try a specific cuisine and don’t know where to go? Regardless of the mobile OS you prefer, there are plenty of apps that can help you find a new place to eat that you’ll actually enjoy. Here’s a look at five of those apps, based on your nominations.
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Five Best Restaurant Discovery Apps [Hive Five]
While certainly impressive technology, modern touchscreens are still kind of limited in that they only really know where on the display they’ve been touched. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are hoping to advance their capabilities with a new system that can tell exactly what they’ve been touched with. More »
For as revolutionary a style Steve Jobs created, it wasn’t derived from thin air. One of his biggest and most direct influences was Dieter Rams, a 40-year veteran designer with the Braun Company. Here are 15 of Rams’ best products from our friends at Oobject . More »
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15 Classic Braun Gadgets that Inspired Apple [Design]
Iris : Iris, which was amazingly completed in 8 hours by Android dev Narayan Babu and his team at Dexetra, is a heckuva more conversational. It understands the questions you ask by voice and then spits out answers back at you. It’s not always accurate (neither is Siri) but it’s only in alpha and has a pretty good sense of humor about itself. You can have a general conversation with Iris or ask her questions about science, history, culture and more.
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Iris, Espier Launcher, My Car Salon and More [Video]
Apps make the iPhone shine. And you want your new (or even old) iPhone to shine, right? Here are the best iPhone apps this week! It’s a solid list. More »
Animoog : IMoog has packed that legendary sound into the seriously fun Animoog iPad app. It jams all of its analog cousin’s wizardry into an iPad synth that’s as intuitive and satisfying to play as the original. The layout is configured much how you’d imagine it-the piano keys are laid out along the bottom on the iPad’s screen. Two of the synth’s modules-a delay module for example-are visible at any given time.
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Instapaper, My Secret Folder, Animoog and More [Ipad Apps Of The Week]
Okay, so we sort of blew it back in May . False alarm! All of you non-believers with your funny jokes might have missed the part where THE REAL RAPTURE IS TODAY AND YOU ARE NOT PREPARED. But don’t worry (unless your worry is for your eternal soul)—Giz can get you through this. More »
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It’s easy to go pick up a bunch of candy at your local store, but Halloween can be extra special if you make the candy yourself. Plus, you’ll end up with a much fresher product that you couldn’t buy in a store in the first place. More »
Googler Daniel Russell knows how to find the answers to questions you can’t get to with a simple Google query. In his weekly Search ReSearch column, Russell issues a search challenge, then follows up later in the week with his solution—using whatever search technology and methodology fits the bill. This week’s challenge: How do you figure out who owns a specific piece of land?
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Answer: Who Owns That Piece of Land? [Search Research]
OpenELEC aims to make home theater PCs as much like your DVD player as possible, using a lightweight, instant-on version of XBMC that updates itself for a maintenance-free media center. More »
We all have those tasks on our list that we just don’t want to do, whether it’s paying bills, responding to emails, or anything else. Reader Joey shares his solution to getting these tasks done fast: set a timer with a really annoying alarm attached to it. More »
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Speed Through Boring Tasks with an Unpleasant Alarm [Motivation]
In what is a sure sign our generation has lost its way, those of you who’ve spent hundreds of dollars on a fancy messenger bag, backpack, or murse, no longer have to wince and whine when there’s no other place to put it but on the dirty floor. This is just awful. More »
Your Bag Does Not Need, or Deserve, Its Own Chair [Rant]
Maybe you love Mac OS X Lion’s new full screen mode or maybe you hate it. Either way, you’ll be better off knowing this little shortcut because it can get you in and out of full screen mode faster—whether you want to be in it or not. More »
When you pop open a jar of natural peanut butter, it often seems all of the oil has separated to the top, which makes it difficult to stir back in. On a recent episode of the Spilled Milk podcast, Molly Wizenberg offers up the simple solution of leaving it on its side. More »
You know that queasy, heart-racing, gut-wrenched feeling you get when you’re scared or feeling anxious? Everyone has experienced this because fear is normal—a helpful mechanism, even—preparing us for dangerous situations like a vicious-looking dog or a twister approaching. But irrational fears hold us back and keep us from enjoying our lives as much as we might like to.
The MLB World Series is kicking off tonight between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals, but with Fox holding down the broadcast rights, it’s difficult, but not impossible, to find a means to watch the games without tuning in on your television. More »
The Daily App Deals post is a round-up of the best app discounts of the day, as well as some notable mentions for ones that are on sale. More »
I’ve checked out many make-your-iPhone-into-a-universal-remote devices before, and there would always be one factor that made the whole setup hard to use. Whether it’s unrefined, crashy software, limited range for IR blasting, or the fact that you need to shove (and keep track of) an IR device into the headphone jack for it to work, none of these previous devices were as good as Logitech’s Harmony Link. More »